Hi, I'm Teresa Howes and welcome to my fresh kitchen. Today, I want to talk to you about what Vitamin B12 does for your health. All of the B vitamins are incredibly important when it comes to energy metabolism. A lot of times people think that the vitamins themselves give you energy it's important to realize that they actually don't but you can't turn food into energy without their help. Vitamin B12 is incredibly critical for your body's maintenance. It starts 3 critical rolls. First of all it's essential in a red blood cell formation and red blood cells are the taxi service in your body. It takes oxygen to your lungs to your cells to create energy. Another thing that they do is they're heavily involved in the nervous system and lastly they're involved in nucleic acid formation helping make DNA. If you don't have enough DNA in your diet it'll result in a deficiency that could leave you tired, fatigued, and bruising easily. If the deficiency isn't addressed it could turn into nerve damage. You could end up with tingling in your limbs, mood changes, disorientation, or even dementia. So how's that for motivation to make sure you get enough B12.